Margay (Leopardus weidii)
The Margay is a small cat, and resembles a small Ocelot. It is a spotted cat with tan, grayish or cinnamon colored fur with rows of dark brown spots along the body. The belly is white. The coat is thick and soft.
Head and body length: 46cm - 79cm. Tail length: 33cm - 51cm. Weight: 2.6kg -3.9kg.
subtropical forests, tropical rainforest
mammals, birds, eggs, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, fruit
One or two kittens are born after gestation of 76 to 84 days. The young start to wean at around 8 weeks.
Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, USA (Texas), Uruguay, Venezuela.
The conservation status in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "near threatened".